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August Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder post about Poppystamps August Challenge, Heat Wave, which can incorporate all sorts of ideas like summer, heat embossing and hot colours.

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I decided to use hot colours and heat embossing on my shaker card.

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I started by stenciling the Midnight Mandala Stencil onto white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks.

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I cleaned off  the stencil, taped it back in place over my design and applied glass bead glitter gel over top. Make sure to wash your stencil and tools right away before the gel hardens or else you'll need a chisel to clean everything! The gel is milky when wet and dries to a clear sparkly finish!

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I die cut the largest Stitchwork Square Frame in red and added clear acetate and foam tape along the back to create my shaker box. I used a double layer of foam because the glitter gel has some height to it and I wanted to make sure there was going to be room for the sequins to shaker around.

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For the shaker elements I used clear sequins and seeds beads in colours that matched the inks.

I attached this onto a white card base and white heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and added it to the front of my card.

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Now it's your turn to join the August Challenge. You have all month to play along and a winner will be randomly chosen to win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! I can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

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Poppystamps Challenge #71 Heat Wave

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge 70# Glim & Glam is Becca Yahrling

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bonnie Klass.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#71 Heat Wave!  August always seems like it's the hottest month of the year!   We're heating things up with this month's challenge looking for cards made to reflect this time of year.  You can show us ways to cool down, and celebrate summer.   How about some HEAT EMBOSSING?   Watching the powder melt is just magic!   Maybe a little puppy love for the dog days of Summer?  Or bring out the warm vivid colors of the sun - red, orange and yellow!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

July Challenge Reminder
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to play along with the Design Team and I for this month's challenge.                        For the month of July we are creating projects that are themed Glim and Glam. For a bit of inspiration to get you started crafting, I am sharing with you a clean and simple card I created that glitters and shimmers. 

For my card I am using the new Flora Blooms die for the floral focal point on the card along with the Greeting Basics stamp set for my sentiment. To get started you will need to die cut both the large and small flower petals from  3 sheets of pastel glitter card stock. I am using the pastel glitter paper from Memory Box.  

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Next you will need to die cut the background panel for the card using the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die and a sheet of blue patterned paper from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet 6x6 paper pad. 

To assemble your card, you will layer the background frame and center cut piece onto your A2 card base using some liquid adhesive. Then you will add your floral petals to the card, arranging them so that some florals are layered on top of one another  and popped up with foam tape. 

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Lastly, you can stamp the "Thank You" sentiment from the Greeting Basics stamp set and die cut the image with the coordinating labels die from the Colwell Label die set.  Adhere your sentiment to your card with some 3M foam tape. 

Your card is done. I hope your found inspiration from today's project and will join in on the Blog challenge fun. 

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Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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July challenge reminder: Glim and Glam
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, Tina here today with a reminder to enter the July Glim and Glam challenge.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty and sparkly. Plus, if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! Watermark1.590430226522E12

Today I have made a spinner card. I first cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5"x8.5" and scored and folded one end at 1"5/8 and the other end at 2"5/8. I also added the gourgeous wide washi tape to an A2 panel.
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I then ahdered the washi tape panel to the large flap of the base. I cut off the overhanging part with my trimmer and adhered that to the other flap. 
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I cut the Summer blossoms sidekick frame from white cardstock and teal glitter paper. I also the Graceful Faerie from white cardstock twice, as well as 2 sets of wings and 2 partial cuts of the farie (one mirrored) from the glitter paper.
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I fuzzycut the partial cuts to fit as a dress and adhered to the body of the faerie. On the back of one faerie I placed a thin silver thread. I would have used clear, but I didn't have any. I then glued the wings together so I had 2 double sided wings. Since the wings were now going to add quite a bit of bulk, I adhered 2 itty bitty pieces of cardstock to the back of one faerie (on top of the silver thread), and glued the 2 faeries together with the wings set in between.
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Since the space in the frame is limited I let the silver thread continue to one of the flowers in the frame. Be heavy with your adhesive. You want to make sure the thread doesn't move. Also, make sure you check that you spinner can actualy spin. I had to adjust the wings, since the wings hit the frame. I then adhered the glitter cardstock frame on top, and adhered the left side of it to the smaller flap of the base.
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I didn't want to disturb the front with my sentiment, so I added it inside the card.
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All done. Before you place the card in the envelope, make sure you twist the faerie/spinner element. When your recipient opens the card, the tiny faerie will spin and spread all that sparkle.

Now it's your turn. For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Tina

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PSC#70 Glim & Glam - Make it Sparkle!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #69 CAS - Clean and Simple is Lucie G.


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Juilien Jiang!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#70 Glim and Glam - July brings fireworks and to add some sparkle to the night sky!   This month we're going Glim and Glam - looking for a little glimmer and glamour on your projects!  Add some glitter, gems, foil, sequins etc.  Just make it marvelous darling!  LOL! And be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Tina Wilstrup

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

CAS June Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today! It's time to say Hello Summer, and what a better way to do it than by playing along with our Poppystamps June Challenge, CAS! 

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CAS is short for Clean and Simple, and CAS is just the way I love to create in the hot, sticky Florida summer weather! I made a super easy breezy CAS card that reminds me a lot of summer, when the flowers are wild and high and the bright color is everywhere! Take a look!

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I started with a clean and crisp white card base, but unfortunately, my photos all have a little yellowish tint to them this week -- it's been raining like a monsoon all week! I love to photograph during the day when my house is filled with bright, natural Florida sunlight, but now the skies are dark and stormy. When I create CAS cards, I love to use bright colors and extra bright white card stock too.

 

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I cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame in white, which makes a nice border, and then the Hello Outline in green and white. I then cut a few flower silhouettes from Tall Sketch Daisies, and played with the arrangement to vary the size of the daisies.

 

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Then I added the Peek a Boo Kitty. Whenever I make any of the Peek a Boo animals, I always add a piece on the back for the eyes and the nose by cutting very tiny pieces of paper and gluing it to the back. You can see how I arranged and glued the tiny daisy stems on to the Hello Outline. Here is my "designer tip" for working with lots of die cuts, like I love to do: pay attention to the tiny details, like borders, edges, how the pieces fit together, what is showing or sticking out. It's those finishing touches that can really make your projects pop!

 

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Once my pieces were all assembled, I just lifted the whole cut and gluesd it onto my card base. I said it was pretty easy breezy! There's my Peek a Boo Kitty popping out behind the "e."

 

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create! Simple create a CAS card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp set, and link it up on our Poppystamps linky to the right. Think easy breezy summer fun!

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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